Margaret Kiernan writes poetry and short stories. She is published in both.
She is part of the Thursday poetry workshop at Galway Arts Centre, 47 Dominick Street, facilitated by Mr Kevin Higgins, Poet.
She has a background in Public Policy and Social Justice. Margaret enjoys painting in watercolour and in acrylics. She has four grown-up sons. She lives in Mullingar.

Nuns Walkway-

Appointment at No 47, Galway City

Pavements mottled black underfoot
from slanted Atlantic rains

raged river heaves, tumbles
westward to the silvered horizon

Scurried woman loses her battle to
grasp the faded umbrella

it floats skittering, turns streets
collides with a shop awning

pelted wet it is torn from its spokes
gives up the ghost, lies still.

Raven, perched alone upon the Lynch stone-ledge
Its large yellow beak notched at the wall

watched with outstretched damp feathered neck
the disturbed water below

brown sooty turbary liquid
riddled out birch seeds, dragonflies

the sea awaits all that rubble
will sieve the tides clean.